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Old 11-01-08, 04:35 PM
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Originally Posted by x136 View Post
Holy crap. Heh. It was years before I heard "Go see Cal" instead of "***** cow."

According to Wikipedia, Cal Worthington is still alive, and still owns dealerships in Carlsbad, Long Beach, and Anchorage, though the rest have been sold off.
My wife and I got into a debate a few years back. She said he was dead and I said alive, so I called Worthington Imports (which is now Folsom Imports). The receptionist was very nice and said "He's alive and well." Also letting me know that he and his wife just welcomed a child.
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Old 11-01-08, 04:47 PM
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Originally Posted by redspoke View Post
My wife and I got into a debate a few years back. She said he was dead and I said alive, so I called Worthington Imports (which is now Folsom Imports). The receptionist was very nice and said "He's alive and well." Also letting me know that he and his wife just welcomed a child.
But what about his dog Spot?
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Old 11-01-08, 05:05 PM
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Old 11-01-08, 07:22 PM
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Wow, I could probably attribute most of my hearing loss to that place or all the Day on the Greens we would sneak into.

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Old 11-01-08, 08:20 PM
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Originally Posted by caloso View Post
Your clock radio was set to KFRC to listen to Dr. Don Rose.
Yes it was.
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Old 11-01-08, 09:23 PM
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WTH I thought you from texas?
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...when you couldn't afford cable you watched videos on CMC on channel 26!

...you could play on the sand dunes at the great highway in the Sunset

...you were the only Asian family in the Sunset district for blocks!

...Stonestown was an open air mall!
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Old 11-01-08, 11:34 PM
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Mayor Art, hosted a cartoon show on KRON, I believe.
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Old 11-02-08, 08:33 PM
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Great thread, great memories revived! Most of the stuff I thought of has been mentioned, but

Real protests at UC Berkeley (instead of the posers like the recent tree sitters)
Winterland concerts and Bill Graham in general (thought I had the Day on the Green mention for a bit, but...)
Jazz at a variety of joints in SF

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Old 11-05-08, 11:50 PM
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Van Morrison playing Diablo Valley Community College
The Kinks at Ygnaico Valley High School in Concord
Santana at Los Lomas High in Walnut Creek
It's a Beautiful Day at DeLaSalle (remember White Bird?)

Local fav bands Beggars Opera and Country Weather selling out high school gyms.
Back when music was live, and people went to see it.
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Old 11-07-08, 11:05 PM
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Originally Posted by DiabloScott View Post
Wow, except for Stripes, you guys are REALLY old timers.

I remember when the Bay Bridge was 50
I don't remember that specifically, Dad never made me pay the toll. But I do remember riding a train (the Key line) across the bay bridge. No roadway on the lower deck, just the train tracks.
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Old 11-08-08, 01:05 AM
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Originally Posted by cccorlew View Post
...Local fav bands Beggars Opera and Country Weather selling out high school gyms. Back when music was live, and people went to see it.
Don't forget Rock Island.
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Old 11-08-08, 06:58 PM
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- Gold Circle (Gemco, oh man... flashbacks)
I worked at the Blossom Hill store. Also worked at Gold Key furniture in Campbell, before it was Fry's.

There used to be open mine shafts along Hicks Road, rumor has it that some guys at my school took old dynamite out of those mines.
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Old 11-08-08, 07:08 PM
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Originally Posted by cccorlew View Post
Van Morrison playing Diablo Valley Community College
The Kinks at Ygnaico Valley High School in Concord
Santana at Los Lomas High in Walnut Creek
It's a Beautiful Day at DeLaSalle (remember White Bird?)

Local fav bands Beggars Opera and Country Weather selling out high school gyms.
Back when music was live, and people went to see it.
Creedance Clearwater at Saint 'Liz
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Old 11-08-08, 07:56 PM
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Don Chamberlain, host of "California girls," the nation's second sex talk radio program, fashioned after the first one by Bill Balance in So. Cal. Very popular radio programing for 1972.
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Old 11-08-08, 11:01 PM
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Jerry Jensen, Van Amburg, Terry Lowery, & Pete Giddings.
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Old 11-10-08, 10:07 AM
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Originally Posted by BenRidin View Post
Pete Giddings.

Ah yes, Pete Giddings.
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Old 11-17-08, 12:10 AM
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I remember most of what's posted. I also remember:

"Marty Sherman, and George, at the Saw Mill" (When he wasn't on George, he drove a nice red Ferrari!)
Shopping for school clothes at Miller's Outpost
Blackhawk was just a bunch of horse farms
Bishop Ranch business park was in the middle of nowhere!

RL

edit--Pete Giddings lived on my street!

What about Van Amburg!
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Old 11-17-08, 08:05 AM
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San Jose they had a steel mill off of 101
The Coppertone girl and dog pulling on her bathing suit bottoms sign working
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Old 11-17-08, 11:40 AM
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Originally Posted by BenRidin View Post
Jerry Jensen, Van Amburg, Terry Lowery, & Pete Giddings.
And Tony Kilbert on KBLX and TV20
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Old 11-18-08, 04:22 PM
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The big lit-up Falstaff beer sign off of the Central Freeway (101) in SF that looked like it was filling up with sudsy goodness.

Candle-suck Park before they enclosed the outfield - you think it gets windy there now . . . .

Willie Mays, Orlando Cepeda, Willie McCovey, Juan Marichal and Gaylord Perry all playing for the Giants.

Reggie Jackson, Joe Rudi, Sal Bando, Vida Blue and Ken Holtzman all playing for the A's.
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Old 11-18-08, 04:54 PM
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My older brother was the Giants fan, I was the A's fan, Dad was an Oaks fan and some how a Seals bat ended up in the house (Harley Boss). I was "Blue Moon" Odom's and MacArthur Lane's paperboy and road the AC's 69C down for a 75 cent bleacher seat. Good times!

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